May 7, 2013

Gun Homicide and Violent Crime

National rates of gun homicide, non-fatal gun crime and all non-fatal violent crimes have fallen since the mid-1990s. Explore the trends by age, race and gender below.

Cite this publication: Adam Nekola. “Gun Homicide and Violent Crime.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2013) http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-crime/, accessed on July 21, 2014.

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- Hispanics are of any race; racial groups shown include only non-Hispanics.
- 2006 NCVS victimization estimates are not comparable with those in other years.
- "Violent Firearm Crime" includes aggravated assault, robbery and sex crimes. "All Violent Crime" includes simple and aggravated assault, robbery and sex crimes, committed with and without a firearm.
- There were 11,101 gun homicide deaths in 2011 and the gun homicide rate remained 3.6 per 100,000 people, according to preliminary CDC data.
* Interpret with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases.

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